Oct 27, 2013


DID IT!!!!!

KM got the most fantastic news, she PASSED HER GED!!!!

I can't even express the amount of pride I feel for this incredible child of mine. She was so worried and concerned about the essay, but passed all her tests on the first try and averaging above average in all areas!

Her results are - 
LA, Reading - 550
LA, Writing - 530
Mathematics - 680
Science - 620
Social Studies - 630

She passed in the 91st percentile!!! Which means that only 9% of the people taking this test scored higher than she did! I don't usually like to brag, but that is pretty freaking good!!!!

So although she is technically "graduated" the learning does not stop! She will be studying for her permit retest as well as starting a psychology program this week. She has decided to try to get a job over the winter and wait, at least until next year, to apply to cosmetology school. Her future is wide open and I am so excited to see where she will go next!

Oct 20, 2013

All Done - Just waiting for results!

KM took the rest of her GED tests on Friday and after hearing that she got a 680 on her Math the previous week she is feeling like she did really well! She thought that the Science reading passages were far longer than any of the practice tests led her to believe, she took almost the entire time allotted for the Social Studies section and breezed through the Reading Comp test. Now we wait. In two weeks we can call to see if the results are in and then we have to go in person to get the results - this seems a bit bizarre but it is the rule. Will post when we hear!

Oct 13, 2013

2 down, 3 to go!

So KM made it through the first round of testing for the GED!!! She has completed the math portion and the language arts, writing and essay sections. As I am sure most of you know, the essay was what she was most concerned about, but she got a fantastic question and felt like she did a pretty good job! She took this part first and she came out looking very pale and feeling rather queasy from the stress, but once she got a snack and recapped how she did she was perked up and ready for the next test.

She went in pretty confidently to the math section. While we were waiting for the proctor to open the doors we talked about graphing - the only part of the math section that was worrying her - and our conversation went something like this -

KM - "X is horizontal and Y is vertical, right?"
Me - "Yes remember that the tail of the Y points down."
KM -" When the numbers are in the brackets is it (X,Y) or (Y,X)?"
Me - "(X,Y) they are in alphabetical order."
KM - "Why are you just giving me the hints NOW?"

Oh the things they retain and the things that seem to fly right out their heads!!!!

When she emerged from the second round of testing, I asked how she did and she seriously responded "They don't give us our results right away!" I said, " I know that, but you must have some sense of how you feel like you did." She replied, "Well I only had to guess on three of them and only had two graphing questions, so I did all that extra studying for nothing." "So you think you did pretty good then." "I guess so." Oh the enthusiasm of a 16 year old!

She has three more tests - Science, Social Studies, and Reading Comprehension - next Friday and we may be able to get the results of these tests that day. Keeping our fingers crossed for that!

Oct 3, 2013

Update - Things are leveling out... I think!

There have been a whole lot of changes going on around here. Some good and some bad, but KM and I are adjusting and finding our new normal. We have been super busy getting projects done around the house and 

We finally got KM registered for the GED and she will be taking it on 10/11 and 10/18. She is really excited and feeling confident. I was really surprised at how difficult it was to get the things that we needed and how little the testing center knew about home educators, but we did and she is studying and practicing her essays. 

KM also took her permit test, but did not pass. She got all the questions that were actually about driving correct, but she had some difficulty with the questions that were actually about laws having to do with your license - I honestly don't think I could have answered some of the questions that she missed!

Other than that we are spending a lot of time getting things done around the house, reorganizing and CLEANING OUT!!!!

Will be sure to post updates as she takes the test so STAY TUNED!!!